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November 02, 2021  |  News Category: Hospice News, Hospital News

LAURINBURG – Throughout the month of November, Scotland Regional Hospice will be joining organizations across the nation in celebrating National Hospice and Palliative Care Month to honor the millions of physicians, nurses, home care aides, therapists, social workers, and chaplains who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve.  The hospice staff and volunteers hope to use the month-long celebration to educate and encourage citizens to increase their understanding and awareness of personalized care at the end of life.

As part of Hospice and Palliative Care Month, Scotland Regional Hospice will hold a virtual candlelight memorial service, begin its Christmas ornament fundraiser, provide daily hospice messages on its social media pages, recognize local Veterans, share family hospice stories, participate in some area Alzheimer’s Awareness events, and several other internal and community activities.

For nearly 37 years, Scotland Regional Hospice has helped to provide comfort and dignity to thousands of individuals living in its service area which includes Scotland, Robeson, Hoke, Richmond, Marlboro, Dillon, and Chesterfield counties.  It is the only non-profit hospice located in Scotland County and its hospice house, Morrison Manor, is available to those served by Scotland Regional Hospice as well.

Scotland Regional Hospice provides award-winning end-of-life care for all – regardless of age, race, diagnosis, or ability to pay.  The interdisciplinary team develops a personalized care plan for each patient and will provide that care wherever a patient calls home – a private residence, nursing home, assisted living facility, or other location.

“We use hospice month to send a message that hospice care is person-centered care, “explained Kim Hammonds, Scotland Regional Hospice executive director.  “Life goals, frequency of aide visits, pain management, symptom relief, spiritual needs, and caregiver education and assistance are just a few of the factors that vary from patient to patient.  Hospice is all about assessing those factors and finding that right combination of care services to allow each individual patient to experience the best possible quality of life in the time that is left.”

The Virtual Candlelight Memorial Service will be streamed on Facebook and the organization’s website (www.scotlandhospice.org) on November 18th at 7:00p.m.  Those who watch the service on Facebook during that time will be able to interact with staff members in the comment section throughout the service.  The Christmas ornament fundraiser will begin on Tuesday, November 9th and will continue until supply runs out.  Ornaments can be purchased at the Scotland Regional Hospice office located at 610 Lauchwood Drive in Laurinburg or online at www.scotlandhospice.org.

For more information on National Hospice and Palliative Care month, visit the Scotland Regional Hospice Facebook page for daily updates.


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